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Norfolk County Massachusetts food banks.

Locate information on Norfolk County Massachusetts free food programs, which are mostly available as the result of volunteers as well as donations. The county has several churches, charities, and non-profit organizations that run food pantries and provide the needy, seniors, and low income with help. Assistance can come in the form of free food, meals from soup kitchens, groceries, and other services.

If you need food, you will need to call a center near you to get more information on the specifics of the programs they offer. The number and type of resources offered will vary widely depending on the location. Some of the emergency food banks can offer free vegetables, fruits, or breads. Others may offer more comprehensive meals, and even offer assistance for such items as Thanksgiving or Christmas meals or gifts, clothes, or personal hygiene products.

Call one of the food banks near you to get more details on how they can help you or your family. Or if the Norfolk County family wants to learn about other resources, such as SNAP food stamps or even Meals on Wheels, information can be provided to them as well.

Atlantic Neighborhood Community Center
308 W Squantum Street
Quincy, Massachusetts, 02171
(617) 376 - 1381
Regardless of income, receive food, help, and advice. Some of the programs can provide food, clothing, and perishable items. The team can also help families in poverty apply for USDA free school lunch programs or SNAP food stamps as well.

Avon Baptist Church Food Pantry
Address of pantry - 119 North Main Street
Avon, Massachusetts, 02322
Call the church at (508) 583 - 8076 for hours in which food is distributed. Other aid includes clothes, baby formula, and Christmas help and gifts.





Braintree Holiday Friends
74 Pond Street,
Braintree, MA, 02184
Call (781) 848 - 2124
Emergency food boxes, groceries, and perishable items offered.

Canton Food Pantry
715 B Washington Street
Canton, Massachusetts, 02021
Dial - (781) 821 - 8062

Dedham Food Pantry
St. John's Church Basement 50 Oakdale Avenue
Dedham, MA, 02026
(781) 230 - 9442
In addition to food in an emergency, a great place to call for referrals to local charities and other government programs in Norfolk County.

First Baptist Church- Braintree
Church address - 594 Washington Street,
Braintree, Massachusetts, 02185
Phone number: (781) 843-0109
In addition to food and groceries, spiritual guidance can be offered to those who want it. Open limited hours.

ERSCC/Quincy Crisis Center
Address is 282 Billings Rd
Quincy, MA 02170
Dial (617) 471-7075
The charity has a food pantry and offers other help too. New parents seeking baby formula can get assistance, there is referrals to financial aid as well as public assistance programs in Norfolk County, and other social services are run.




810 North Main Street
Randolph, Massachusetts 02368
(508) 468-8187
Everything from a soup kitchen to free food pantry are available.

Milton Community Food Pantry
158 Blue Hills Parkway
Milton, MA 02186
(617) 696-0221

Foxboro Discretionary
35 Neponset Ave.
Foxborough, Massachusetts 02035
Main number is (508) 543-5235
Items for distribution include groceries, hygiene items or household cleaning supplies, canned food, groceries, and more. They also have diapers for kids or ensure for senior citizens.

First United Methodist / Stoughton
Seaver Street
Stoughton, MA, 02072
Phone number: (781) 344-9255
Whether it is a box of groceries or hygiene items (such as shampoo or soap) this Norfolk County pantry may help. They also support the homeless by giving a meal, including at Thanksgiving and/or Christmas.

Friends of the Homeless of the South Shore
8 Driftway, North Weymouth
Massachusetts, 02191
(781) 340-1604





Holbrook Ecumenical Food Pantry
322 South Franklin Street Route 37
Holbrook, Massachusetts, 02343
Phone: (781) 767-4656

Immaculate Conception Church
Church address - 2 Park Avenue
Stoughton, MA, 02072
Dial (781) 341-0611 for hours
People facing a crisis, regardless of income, background, or religion, can stop by for free meals and groceries.

Interfaith Social Services
105 Adams Street,
Quincy, Massachusetts, 02169
Telephone number - (617) 773-6203
Food and meals offered in an emergency situation. They can also direct senior citizens as well as the homebound to Meals on Wheels programs.

Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry
Food pantry address - Saint Blaise Church 1158 South Main Street
Bellingham, MA, 02019
(508) 966-1274
The charity may have fresh produce, baby formula, and other social services.

Needham Community Council
51 Lincoln Street
Needham, Massachusetts, 02492
Phone:(781) 444-2415
Get help with one or more of the following basic needs. Food, groceries, free meals. Other assistance can be offered for housing and shelter, and limited funds for paying electric bills. Also get help in applying for SNAP food stamps or WIC programs too.

Norwood Food Pantry
150 Chapel Street, Norwood, Massachusetts, 02062

Norwood Meals on Wheels
P.O. Box, Norwood, MA, 02062
Phone: (781) 769-9061
Senior citizens, the disabled, and homebound can apply. A low cost hot lunch will be brought to their home in Norfolk County.

Quincy Community Action Programs, Inc.
Main office - 1509 Hancock Street
Quincy, Massachusetts , 02169
Telephone - (617) 479-8181 Ext: 300
The focus is on self-sufficiency. Meet with counselor to get short term assistance (such as food, meals, funds for rent and bills) and long term support (including career and job counseling). Also apply for government assistance such as SNAP food stamps, homeless prevention, WIC, and more.

Town of Randolph
Devine School 55 Old Street, Randolph, MA, 02368
Phone:(781) 767-3097
Several social service programs are administered by the government agency. Receive assistance from such services as food assistance programs, shelter, housing, and more. Clients can get information on both Massachusetts and federal government assistance programs.





Salvation Army of Norfolk County Massachusetts
Location is 6 Baxter Street, Quincy, MA, 02169
Dial (617) 472-2345
Some of the resources offered for the low income and elderly in Norfolk County include the following. Food pantry, thrift store, clothing closet, and holiday meals. There may also be turkeys serve at Thanksgiving. From time to time may also be able to help individuals or families pay bills, housing expenses, or offer shelter.

Self Help, Inc.
80 West Central Street PO Box 116
Franklin, Massachusetts, 02038
Phone: (508) 528-3115

Bread of Life - Carter Memorial United Methodist Church
Location is 800 Highland Ave
Needham, Massachusetts 02494
(781) 444-2460
The charity has a meal service. All ages of people can stop by. The hours are the first and third Tuesday of every month at 6 pm.

Dedham Food Pantry
600 Washington St.
Dedham, MA 02026
(781) 710-8464
Food, Christmas meals, and other assistance is offered.

JFCS Canton
Address is 1301 Washington Street
Canton, Massachusetts 02021
Dial - (781) 647-5327 for hours
Whether it is information on SNAP food stamps or details on job training, JFCS helps low income families. A focus

UMC/Ilse Marks
Main address - 116 Seaver St.
Stoughton, MA 02072
Main phone: (781) 341-1994

Stoughton Food Pantry/ Isle Marks Food Pantry
Seaver Street, Stoughton, Massachusetts, 02072
Phone: (781) 828-2475
Stop by for meals and advice. Also provides fruits, vegetables, breads, and other aid to the needy.





Walpole Community Food Pantry
1303 Washington Street P. O. Box 43,
Walpole, Massachusetts, 02081
Call (508) 668-0106 for hours and details on the programs administered.

EFSP Weymouth Council for the Hungry
Address: 189 Pleasant Street
South Weymouth, MA, 02190
Main phone number - (781) 337-3174
The federal government program EFSP provides emergency food and also help for rent, electric bills, shelter, and emergency programs. A soup kitchen is also manned by volunteers from the community.

Weymouth Food Pantry
Location - 1189 Commercial Street
East Weymouth, Massachusetts, 02189
Dial (781) 331-7682

For more referrals to local food pantries, dial 617.427.5200. Or clients can learn about benefits such as WIC - Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, Senior Brown Bag, or even seasonal services such as holiday meals.

By Jon McNamara

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